Shanghai Beauty Slot

Shanghai Beauty

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Shanghai Beauty SlotOriental-themed slot games captivate thousands of casino players each day and among the newer releases in that popular genre is the 5-reel, 9-line video slot Shanghai Beauty. This colorful, elegantly designed game can be played at a wide variety of Microgaming partner casinos on the Internet.

Shanghai Beauty launched in 2016 and although it was distributed and released through the partnership with Microgaming, the slot was, in fact, created by the newly established game developer MahiGaming. Still, it possesses many of the qualities we are now seeing in the releases of larger companies such as Microgaming. Shanghai Beauty is a fast-paced, nicely balanced video slot with beautiful graphics and imagery in a bit retro style. The reels are quite classic – each reel has 3 rows, while the 9 paylines are permanently active, so players cannot disable or enable them. The layout is very convenient and theme simply centers on the grace and sophistication of the Asian and the Chinese culture, in particular.

Players can bet up to 5 coins per line and adjust the coin size from 0.01 to 1.00 credits, so a wager between 0.09 and 45.00 credits can be placed per spin.

Special Symbols

The symbols on the reels are in wonderful, bright colors and include playing cards from Nine to Ace as lower paying icons. Next in the pay table, we can see themed images such as a junk, which is an ancient Chinese sailing ship, silver and gold ingots, as well as two elegant female characters. One of them is playing a traditional Chinese lute, while the other beauty is holding a decorated hand fan.

The first special symbol in this game is the Shanghai Beauty logo which serves as a Wild. It stands for all symbols in winning combinations except for the Scatter icon, of course. The Wild logo is also the most lucrative symbol, as 5 logos landing on a line earns you the jackpot of 10,000 coins. In addition, it doubles the winnings of the combos it completes. The Scatter icon is represented as a jade jewellery box and it forms its own combination when 2 or more jewellery boxes land anywhere in sight. However, if players manage to get 3 Scatter symbols on the screen, they will win 15 free spins.

Shanghai Beauty Slot Paytable
Symbol Two on a Payline Three on a Payline Four on a Payline Five on a Payline
9 10 25 125 500
10 0 25 125 500
J 0 25 125 500
Q 0 25 125 500
K 0 25 250 625
A 0 50 250 625
Sailing Ship 0 50 250 1250
Silver Ingot 0 50 375 1250
Gold Ingot 0 75 500 2000
Female Playing Lute 10 125 500 3750
Female Holding Hand Fan 15 125 500 3750
Wild 50 1000 10000 50000
Scatter 90 225 900 22500

Bonus Games and Features

Shanghai Beauty does not offer a wide variety of bonus features and side games but it comes with a nice free spins feature which triggers quite frequently. It is activated whenever 3, 4, or 5 Scatter jewellery boxes appear anywhere on the reels. First, the corresponding payout is awarded and Scatter wins are multiplied by the total bet staked. Then, punters receive 15 free spins which are played automatically with the same bet placed by the player during the base round.

There are several great things about these free spins and the first one is that they can be re-activated by getting another 3 or more Scatter symbols during the feature. What is even more impressive is that all winnings generated during these rounds are tripled. So, even if you are not lucky enough to hit a really nice payout, even the modest wins will be increased significantly.

Another interesting aspect of this slot is that it is fully mobile optimized which can be noticed even in its design. All unnecessary menus and controls are hidden and the only large button is the orb-like Spin button, glowing in emerald green.


Shanghai Beauty does not offer anything exceptional when it comes to bonus features and gameplay, nor is it particularly spectacular in appearance. The graphics were purposefully designed to emulate the look of older games, you can immediately see the slot stays up to date with all the latest trends in terms of playability and convenience. It is compatible with all desktop and mobile platforms and it played very smoothly and quickly.

The slot may seem too standard, but it may prove to be quite a generous game due to double wins when the Wild symbol is substituting and the tripled winnings during free spins. Besides, the maximum bet per spin is 45 credits which means Shanghai Beauty is suitable for all kinds of casino players and not just high-rollers. In comparison with a 10,000-coin jackpot, the betting range seems really low, but the gap between the two grows deeper when we consider the top payout jumps to 50,000 coins during max bet play.

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